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Calling all BookCrossers!

I've got a quick question for the folks here who frequent the BookCrossing forums:

I want to post a message there about my "Fill My Map" thing, offering to send books to people who live in states to which I haven't yet sent books. Trouble is, I'm not sure in which forum I should post it. It's not really a Release Challenge, is it? Or would that be the best place? Or maybe Fun and Games? BookRays? Chit Chat? ACK! I really don't know where would be the best place to post this.

HELP!

:D

(And thanks in advance)! :)

ETA: Thanks for the advice! I've just posted my message in Wish Lists. :)

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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Heh - that's one category I didn't even notice, but you're right - it looks like the perfect place. I've just posted my message there. And I don't really care if the people are the ones who always get involved, since I hardly ever post, I probably won't recognize the names anyway. :D

Thanks! :)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 14th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Wish lists, definitely. Or you can just trawl a bit at rabck.com :) Heck, try the bookrelay forums, too, if you're so inclined.
syrinxkat
Jun. 14th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
ack!
That was me...darn lj logged me out, somehow
here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
Re: ack!
LOL! I was wondering about the anonymous comment. I posted my message in Wish Lists - although the RABCK.com thing was tempting. I didn't even know about that site until you mentioned it - I went there, and I can see that I could spend a LOT of time combing through and sending books hither and yon. But I decided to post to the forums, as that's likely to be less time-consuming for me. But I might do some RABCKing anyway. :)

Thanks! :)
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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
I went ahead and posted in Wish Lists - since I hardly ever spend time in the forums, all the names will probably be new to me anyway. :D If I don't get much response, though, I might try elsewhere. Although I'm guessing that I'll get a pretty good response. I'm hoping I get a good response anyway. But maybe not TOO good. I did say that I'd send out books to the first person from each state who PMs me . . . but I'm such a softie, that I'll probably send out any book that gets requested by anyone. So, hopefully this isn't going to cost me hundreds of dollars in postage. :D :D :D
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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, I'm like that, too. No matter how much I tell myself I won't budge on things, when it comes down to it, I'm a big push-over. :D

But this stuff is DEFINITELY going media mail. And I tried to get rid of a bunch of the big hardcovers tonight at my BookCrossing meet-up (so they'd be off my shelf, and therefore not available for me to have to ship to people). The other thing is that I've also asked for people to give two or three choices (in case their first choice is unavailable). Whattaya wanna bet that I'll end up sending people ALL the books they request, instead of just one?
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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
LOL! Oh, I'm sure I'm going to come out the "loser" on this one. But I'll win, too - because it does feel good to send out books and make people happy, right?

BTW, I've been meaning to ask - what is the caption on your icon? It's a beautiful image, and I've been wondering about the text. :)
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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
Ah HA! You did tell me about Tikkun Olam before (before we'd friended one another), and I remember about that. I didn't know that was the Hebrew for it, though. Very cool. And I think I do have an idea of the concept - it's one of those things that tends to be universal, and most belief systems have something equivalent, don't they? :)
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here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
But yes, they really do, somewhere...

Yes, that is the truth, isn't it? It's something that I started to glimpse a few years ago, and have been getting all sorts of evidence about it more recently. I've been turned off to a lot of religions because of beliefs that I just couldn't accept (the primary example of this being Christianity, with which I've had issues since I was very small). But the more I explore religions, the more I find the similarities - when you get down to the real "essence" of the belief system. Sure there are differences, but some of the "big" ones are so often things that aren't really core beliefs - fundamentalists of all stripes come up with some crazy stuff. But when you get right down to it, love and compassion are the *real* fundamentals of any authentic belief system. And really, what more do we need? And that's not to say that I don't value the individual traditions and differences, too - as long as they're not things that are creating separation between people, rather than bringing them closer together, and closer to the Divine. If that makes sense.

Oops. It's probably too close to my bedtime for me to be getting this contemplative and trying to put it into words. ;)
here_be_dragons
Jun. 14th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
Oh! And speaking of international, I think that after this is done, I'm actually going to put on my shelf that I'm willing to send a book to anyone who lives in a country that's not on my world map. In an attempt to send books to all the countries in the whole world (which I'm sure I'll never be able to complete, but it sounds like fun). At least it sounds like fun NOW. But no international media mail might put a damper on that. :D But I'm not going to advertise that one on the forums. I thought I'd just put up a comment about it on my userinfo so if someone stumbles upon it, they can participate.

*more facepalming*

:D
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